Antigua Villages Tour

Antigua Villages Tour

Antigua Villages Tour

Q.475.00 per driver

Q.275.00 per passenger

* Valid driver's licence *

*You are unable to book a reservation only with a passenger rate; you must have a driver rate as well. * 

6 Hour Tour

Start Time
9:00 A.M.

This tour will take us all over the Panchoy Valley around Antigua. We start off on the South side of the valley in the town of San Antonio Aguas Calientes; in this village we visit a local and traditional textile museum and market where you can purchase local gifts,clothing, and textiles. This stop has some of the best views of the Fuego and Acatenango Volcano due to its vicinity to this small artisan town.  The next stop on the tour is the first capital city of Guatemala, which is called “Ciudad Vieja” or in English it would be the “Old City”.   We park by the central plaza and are able to walk over and visit the first cathedral built in Central America in the year 1534.  After a small walk in the plaza we get on our vehicles and head over to a local “Jade” factory in the town of San Pedro de las Huertas. Here we are shown the processes it takes to turn raw Jade rocks and convert them into fine jewelry.  A small shop is located at the factory where we can see a selection of finished products such as “Nahuales” made into necklaces, bracelets, and even keychains.  After a little bit of shopping, we hop on our ATVs and head to the base of the Agua Volcano to the colorful town of San Juan Del Obispo, a local artisanal chocolate factory located on the foothills of the Agua Volcano. At the factory, “Chocolateria Antigua,” we are shown parts of the process of taking raw cacao beans and turning them into hot chocolate bars.  We also get to taste cacao beans and the finished product “hot chocolate”.  After trying some chocolate, we will walk a couple of blocks and head over to a local bakery “Los Sabores de mi Pueblo” and try the famous Nispero bread and also some nispero wine made from the local fruit that grows around the Agua Volcano.  After trying some local products in San Juan, we will cross the entire valley and head to the North side of the valley and visit one of Antigua’s most iconic landmarks “El Cerro de la Cruz” or the peak of the cross. Here we get a birds-eye-view of Antigua, a front row view of the Agua Volcano and admire the colonial Spanish style architecture of the city below.  After admiring the view, we will head up the El Hato mountain for some local food and drinks to “Restaurante El Tambor,” a local restaurant located on the side of the El Hato mountain which serves delicious traditional Guatemalan dishes with a great view of the valley.  Once finished with lunch we will head back down to our office in Antigua.

Price per person
since Q275.00
Duration
6 Hrs.
Itinerary
Schedule Activity
09:00 a.m. Paperwork, payments, delivery of vehicle
09:15 a.m. Leave office and head to San Antonio Aguas Calientes
10:00 a.m. Arrive at San Antonio Aguas Calientes
10:30 a.m. Leave San Antonio Aguas Calientes and go to Ciudad Vieja
11:00 a.m. Arrive at Ciudad Vieja
11:15 a.m. Leave Ciudad Vieja
11:15 p.m. Arrive at Jade factory
11:30 p.m. Arrive at Jade factory
12:00 p.m. Leave Jade factory and head to San Juan
12:15 p.m. Arrive at San Juan del Obispo
1:00 p.m. Leave San Juan del Obispo to El Cerro de la Cruz
01:20 p.m. Arrive at El Cerro de la Cruz
01:45 p.m. Leave El Cerro de la Cruz to Restaurante el Tambor
02:00 p.m. Arrive at El Tambor
03:00 p.m. Leave El Tambor and head back to office